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Cookson - 50

2005 Cookson 50 Canting Keel Offshore Racer. Fast exciting boat at a great price. Maintained to a very high standard - this boat is in great condition and ready to go! Professionally maintained. Comes with all supports needed for a successful campaign anywhere in the world! PRICED TO SELL - CALL NOW TO ARRANGE VIEWING.


Builder: Cookson Marine NZ
Designer: Farr Design Office

Hull is constructed in female mould.
Construction is carbon fibre with closed cell foam core.
Laminates are infused with epoxy resin, consolidated under vacuum and heat cured.
Bulkheads, structural frames and longitudinals are constructed from Carbon/E-glass laminates with closed cell foam core.
Reinforced in high load areas with carbon laminates.

Deck Construction:

Deck is constructed in female mould.
Construction is carbon fibre with closed cell foam core.
End grain balsa core is used in areas of high compression load.
Resin infused with epoxy.

Paintwork & Finishes:

Deck painted with two pack polyurethane paint.
Working surfaces finished with non-skid.
Topsides painted with two pack polyurethane paint.
Interior is painted aft of forward double cabin and forward of aft bulkhead with two pack semigloss paint.
Nautix TSpeed antifoul (2011).

Keel & Rudder:

Fabricated Steel Keel Fin bonded in to fibreglass mouldings.
Lead bulb.
Trim Tab on trailing edge of keel fin is driven by a hydraulic ram.
Keel is canted using hydraulic pump driven off the main engine.
Single keel ram.
Operating controls for both canting keel and trim tab are located on each steering pedestal.
Rudder and rudder stock are constructed of carbon fibre.
Rudder bearings are self aligning.


Twin carbon wheels fitted to carbon pedestals, aluminium steering heads with vectran steering and carbon quadrant.
Helmsman foot chocks.


1 x Yanmar 4JH4-CE 54hp diesel engine with sail drive unit – SD50.
Engine box is situated aft of companionway stairs between aft berths.
Engine instrument panel including tachometer and hour meter is mounted at navigation station.
Displays include temperature and oil pressure systems.
Throttle and gear control unit situated at helm station.
Remote engine start and stop button are locate on each steering pedestal.

2-Bladed folding propeller.


Forward double berth.
Hanging locker and cubby lockers for storage.
Single bunks aft on port and starboard.
Aft portside has hanging locker and cubby lockers.
Pipecots installed aft and/or main saloon area.

Upholstery:Cushions are made from 100mm foam.

Saloon:Settee berth to port and L shaped settee berth to starboard with storage under cushions. Dining table.

Enclosed forward starboard head with lightweight marine toilet. Moulded vanity with wash basin and cupboard below.Lockers above vanity for storage.


Large L shaped galley with carbon finished bench tops.

Double stainless steel sinks, mixer taps for pressurised water.
Overhead cabinet for food storage or galley equipment.
3 x Drawers and cupboard below sinks for storage.

Navigation and Chart Table:

Navigation seat and chart table area.
Chart table is finished in clear carbon and has a hinged lid with storage below.
Cupboard underneath for storage.
Navigation panel mounted on port side of table.

Electric & Electronics

B&G H2000.
5 x 20:20.
2 x FFD Cockpit mounted.
2 x FFD Pedestal mounted.
1 x FFD Navigation table mounted.
Panasonic ToughBook.
Deckman V8.
Thrane & Thrane Fleet Broadband and satellite telephone.
Fixed GPS.

Voltage Systems:

Main switch board for service facilities and navigation equipment.
12 volt 20 way DC distribution panel and circuit breakers.
Emergency switch for crossover house battery to engine start battery.

Battery Banks:

3 x Batteries (2011; engine start system - 12V/80amp hour battery; house electrics – 2 x 12V/105amp hour batteries)


12 x Interior lights.
Flexible chart light in navigation station.
Bicolour nav light.
Stern nav light.
Windex mast light.
Steaming nav light.


North Delivery Main.
North Delivery Jib.
North Trysails.
North Storm Jib.
North Main 2010 3dl.
Evolution No1 2012.
Quantum Recut 2 .
Quantim Recut 3.
Evolution No4 2012.
Quantum A0.
Quantum A1.5.
Evolution A2 (Head Ripped Off) 2012.
Quantium A3 (Tack Missing).
Quantum R7.

Rig & Rigging


Mainsheet, Traveller system, Manual Cunningham, Outhaul System.
Jib car system with car pullers, inhauler system.
Gennaker tack line system and Gennaker sheeting system.
Vang system.
Topmast system.
Spinlock jammers on halyards, reef and control lines.
Fractional carbon fibre rig.
2 x Sets of alloy, black anodised 20 degree swept back spreaders.
Mast step, alloy locking base plate with slots fore and aft for adjustment.
Carbon boom with 2 x internal reef lines complete with jammers located inboard end.
Carbon retractable bow prod.
Mechanical adjustable vang.
4:1 Outhaul.
Alloy jacking bar.
Discontinuous rod rigging.
Rigging screws.
Topmast backstay, 12mm Vectran,
Tuff luff headstay.

Running Rigging:

Main sail halyard – Vectran.
Masthead halyard – Spectra.
2 x Wing halyards – Spectra.
Jib halyard – Vectran.
Jib sheets – Spectra.
Gennaker sheets – Spectra.
Mainsheet – Spectra.
Cunningham – Spectra.
Tackline – Spectra.
Outhaul – Spectra.
Traveller Controls - Spectra.
Car Puller controls – Spectra.
Jib inhauler – Spectra.
Vang control lines - Spectra .


Harken Pit Winches 48/2.
Harken Backstay winches 48/2.
Harken Primary Winches 60/3 hydraulic.
Harken Mainsheet Winches 60/3.
Harken Jib and Main car tracks.
Spinlock Clutches.



Total capacity of 170 litres in 1 x Vetus diesel tank.
Shut off valve, water separator and deck fill cap.

Fresh water:

Total capacity of 400 litres in 2 x 200 litre water bladders.

Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

Total capacity of 30 litres in 1 x toilet waste holding tank.

Workshop Container


Workbench with wooden top.

Fitted and fixed racking.
Storage boxes.
1 x New carbon wheel.
1 x Repaired carbon wheel.
Enerpac mast jack.
Tool kit.
Power tools.
Engine spares.
Electrical spares.
Roll top sailing bags for spares; electrical, boat building, rigging, watermaker and engine.

Additional Information

Cradle with rachet straps.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits.
Custom Carbon/Eglass/Foam companionway hatch and washboard.
Forward Hatch – 620mm x 620mm
Cockpit hatch in lazarette – 511mm x 511mm
2 x Cockpit portlights.
Windex with light, steaming light.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

12 x Stainless steel stanchions.
Safety Equipment:

12+ Life jackets (serviced 2012).
2 x 6-man liferafts serviced to ISAF (serviced 04-12-2013).
Grab bags; 2 x EPIRBS, light sticks etc.
Rigging gun.
19 x Double wire lifelines with turnbuckles.

Fire-fighting equipment:

Fire extinguishers.



Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:Ireland
Year built:2005
Sales status:Delete
Length:15.24 m/50 ft
KW:54.0 hp
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